School launches investigation, issues apology, after black student says she was racially-profiled

first_imgCopyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. WCVB(NEW YORK) — A black college student is speaking out after a campus employee called the police on her to report seeing someone who appeared to be “out of place.”Oumou Kanoute, a student at Smith College working as a teaching assistant and residential adviser, was eating lunch in a dorm common area on July 31 when an officer with the Northampton Police Department approached her.“I did nothing wrong, I wasn’t making any noise or bothering anyone. All I did was be black,” Kanoute wrote on Facebook. “It’s outrageous that some people question my being at Smith College, and my existence overall as a women of color.”Videos of the incident recorded by Kanoute captured audio of her interaction with the responding officer. In one video, Kanoute can be heard explaining to the officer that she was on a break and relaxing in the common area.“No students of color should have to explain why they belong at prestigious white institutions,” Kanoute wrote.In an interview with ABC affiliate WCVB, Kanoute said she felt she needed to speak up.“If you see the video, I was really calm, but on the inside I wasn’t calm. I was terrified,” Kanoute said. “Hopefully you don’t have to go through that, but if you do, just be strong, be smart and just use your phone in case anything happens to you.”Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College, addressed the incident and publicly apologized to Kanoute.“I begin by offering the student involved my deepest apology that this incident occurred and to assure her that she belongs in all Smith spaces,” McCartney wrote in a letter to the college. “This painful incident reminds us of the ongoing legacy of racism and bias in which people of color are targeted while simply going about the business of their daily lives.”In response to the incident all staff members at the college will be required to participate in anti-bias training beginning this fall, McCartney wrote.The college has also hired an independent party to investigate the incident, according to school officials. Once the investigation concludes, the university said it will determine if the employee involved will be sanctioned.No police report was filed in the incident, as the officer found the complaint to be unfounded. The department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Kanoute did not immediately respond to a request for comment.last_img read more

Maersk Drilling awarded one-well exploration contract for Maersk Viking in Brunei Darussalam

first_imgThe contract is expected to commence in March 2021, with an estimated duration of 35 days Maersk Drilling awarded one-well exploration contract for Maersk Viking in Brunei Darussalam (Credit: MAERSK DRILLING) Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd. (BSP) for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking to drill one deepwater exploration well offshore Brunei Darussalam. The contract is expected to commence in March 2021, with an estimated duration of 35 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 9m, including additional services provided and a mobilisation fee. The contract includes an additional one-well option.“We’re happy to get this opportunity to add further to our great relationship with BSP. Our jack-up rig Maersk Convincer has been operating offshore Brunei Darussalam for several years now, and our performance has been recognised by Shell as Jack-up of the Year in both 2018 and 2019. I’m certain that Maersk Viking with its high-spec capabilities in combination with our fantastic crew will add even more value to our strong collaboration with BSP,” says Morten Kelstrup, COO, Maersk Drilling.Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2013. It is currently warm-stacked in Johor, Malaysia after completing a drilling campaign in the Bay of Bengal earlier this year. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

ESPS Meteoro Joins EU NAVFOR

first_img View post tag: joins Share this article ESPS Meteoro Joins EU NAVFOR View post tag: News by topic On August 6th, after passing through the Suez Canal, navigating the Red Sea and crossing the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, the Spanish warship ESPS Meteoro has been integrated into the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta.The ESPS Meteoro is the first of a series of four modern, multipurpose Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV) commissioned into the Spanish Navy. The vessel was delivered to the Spanish Navy in July 2011, has a displacement of 2,500 tons, has a length of 95 meters, and has a crew of 86 persons on board including a Naval Special Warfare Unit and an embarked Air Unit.After an intense phase of logistical and operational preparations for the mission, the Meteoro sailed to the Gulf of Aden where she was integrated into EUNAVFOR. The warship, based in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias (Canary Islands), will remain in the area of operations for a period of four months. On board the Spanish ship is one SH60B helicopter. In mid-September she will embark an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for reconnaissance purpose that will further enhance her ability to search the seas off coastline for pirate activity.[mappress]Press Release, August 19, 2013; Image: EU NAVFOR View post tag: EU NAVFOR View post tag: ESPScenter_img View post tag: Meteoro View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Meteoro Joins EU NAVFOR August 19, 2013last_img read more

Oxford researchers test TB vaccine

first_imgThe first new TB vaccine for 80 years, designed by researchers at Oxford University, is being given to nearly 3000 infants in South Africa to test its effectiveness.Researchers say the current vaccine, the familiar and widely used BCG, is not effective enough, with 1.5 million people worldwide still dying from TB each year.The new experimental vaccine is called MVA85A. It can be used on its own, or as a booster in conjunction with the BCG.Dr Helen McShane, who led the vaccine research, said: “This trial will hopefully show that the vaccine can protect people from getting TB.”last_img read more

House Committee Passes Amendments On Gaming Bill

first_imgBy Victoria RatliffTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS- A Gary riverboat casino would be allowed to move inland under a bill approved Wednesday by a House committee – but with a $100 million price tag.That is one of the numerous provisions in Senate Bill 552, the giant gambling bill that was approved unanimously by the House Public Policy Committee. The amended bill covers an array of other gaming issues, including moving a second Gary casino license to the Terre Haute area and legalizing betting on sports, though not via phone or computer apps.Under the amendment offered by committee chairman Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, the Gary casino operator, Spectacle Gaming LLC, would have to pay a $100 million fee to repurchase the license they already have in order to operate at a new location near a northern Indiana interstate highway. Smaltz argued that gaming licenses are the property of the state, so if the location changes, a new fee to acquire it should be assessed.The size of the fee shocked some committee members.“To me it sounds like an address change,” said Rep. Vanessa Summers, D-Indianapolis. “It doesn’t necessarily sound like something that they should have to pay $100 million to do… Even for a rich person $100 million is kind of in the stratosphere.”Gary is seeking to allow the casino to move inland in order to open up its port for economic development.B.R. Lane, who represented Gary at the hearing, said later that the price tag “might have a chilling effect” on keeping businesses in Indiana. Gambling advocates here have kept an eye on Illinois, and the possibility of a casino being placed just west of Indiana’s border.And John Keeler, a lobbyist for Spectacle, said that business already paid for the existing gaming licenses. Under the amended form of SB 552, they would have to pay again, plus lose one license to the Terre Haute area which would go up for bid.“We do hope the license fee will be more reasonable, more business-friendly,” he said after the hearing.“It is a tremendous risk. One is the investment of $300 million in Gary (to build the new casino) and the other is the…potential competition from a Chicago casino.”Rep. Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville, called for the fee to be eliminated altogether.“To me, I think it should be a zero fee to move. I think it’s fair compensation. They’re taking a risk” by investing millions to relocate the casino, he said.Eberhart, though, was most interested in another provision in the amendment. His community, Shelbyville, has one of two racinos in Indiana, along with Anderson, which combines horse racing and a casino. Those racinos, unlike other casinos in Indiana, do not have live table games, that use human dealers rather than video. A 2015 law allows them to get those live games in 2021, but the version of SB 552 which passed the Senate 38-1, moved those up to this year.“The only reason Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park don’t have live table games now is because of Gov. (Mike) Pence and his threat to veto the entire gaming bill in 2015,” Eberhart said.Also added to the bill Wednesday was an amendment by Rep. Edward Clere, R-New Albany, allowing veterans and fraternal organizations to participate in sports betting as long as the money only goes towards the organization. Clere said that since the bill already would legalize sports betting, a version benefiting charities also should be approved.“I thought it would be an appropriate time to add this new opportunity so that they could conduct spots brackets or pool surrounded events,” he said.Despite numerous questions from the committee, Clere’s amendment was adopted as Smaltz and House Ways and Means Co-Chairman Todd Huston, R-Fishers, both stressed that the bill is a work in progress and will be heading next to that budget-writing committee.Smaltz said his amendment nixed the use of computers and mobile phones for sports betting because he was concerned that that could lead to every community having gambling. If someone could bet on a sporting event from their phone, it would be hard to argue that they couldn’t have black-jack and other casino games, he said.Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, said the bill does represent an “expansion of gaming” in Indiana.“You don’t move boats from water to land and not call it an expansion,” he said.He said the bill opens the door for other casinos to ask to move off the water and on to land. Sports betting and live dealers at racinos also expand gambling, Lehman said.Yet he voted for the bill saying, “We’re here, we’re in. To use a gambling term, we’re all in. We’ve made this agreement and at the end of the day jobs, tax dollars” are dependent on the business.FOOTNOTE: Victoria Ratliff is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news site powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Saint Mary’s students react to winter break, spring semester plans

first_imgTags: 10-week winter session, Mental health, second wave, spring semester 2021 Following the Sept. 23 announcements of Notre Dame and Holy Cross’ plans for a long winter break and late start to the spring semester, the Saint Mary’s community awaited the College’s decision on how it would proceed. Plans to follow the same semester model as the other two institutions of the tri-campus community were released the next day.After the Nov. 20 end of the fall semester, students will begin a 10-week winter break. The spring semester is set to begin Feb. 3 and end May 19. No midterm break will be given during the period, similar to what occurred this semester.Sophomore Aranza Sierra said the semester without a fall break has taken its toll on students and she is ready for the upcoming extended break.“I am really looking forward to this break just because I feel like this semester has really been nonstop,” Sierra said. “I’m ready to not think about school for the upcoming 10-week break.”Sierra added that she thinks students thought this semester would be doable without a break.“I think that a lot of us thought that we could make it through the semester without any breaks, but now that we are actually living through the semester and while yes we are so close to the end of the semester, it still seems so far away,” she said. “Especially with professors stacking projects and paper, and all these assignments on top of each other.”Sierra also addressed concerns for students’ mental state, including her own.“I think I can speak for a lot of students that I am burnt out and no longer have the capacity to deal with or think about school-related matters,” she said. “It would have liked there to be like a day or two where all the students could have a day with no class and almost a type of mental health day. I know we have the weekend to rest, but weekends are no longer weekends, rather days to catch up on work you couldn’t complete during the week or were too at capacity and burnt out to finish during the week.”Junior Damariz Olguin echoed the same feeling of needing a long break after the fast-paced semester.“I will be relaxing and enjoying spending time with family after a packed and stressful semester,” she said.Olguin also commented on the College’s recent announcement of offering a handful of courses during the winter break to lighten the course load for students in the spring.“While Saint Mary’s has given students the option of a winter term, the semester has left me burnt out and I don’t think it is the right move for me,” Olguin said.However, Olguin does have concerns over the long winter break after an at-home end of spring semester and summer.“Hearing how long our break will be gave me flashbacks to the summer,” Olguin said. “Although I participated in SSLP through ND virtual experience, I found myself doing nothing after it and having large periods of free time.”As for the spring semester and the way it is set to take place, Olguin said she understands why the College decided to begin so late, but added that another semester without a break will be strenuous.“I understand the lateness of the start of the semester due to COVID,” she said. “However, another semester without a break will be very rough.”Sierra said she is a bit worried about another semester without the traditional break and hopes for at least one day off to destress.“It has been really hard not having a break in between the semester [and] it’s always go-go but we just need a time or day specifically free of school-related tasks to let go of everything,” she said. “I honestly do not mind that the semester is beginning February, just because I feel exhausted and I need as much time as possible to get back to myself because I know this has been a really challenging time not just for me but for everyone. And I’m sure a lot of have lost a little bit of our motivation and ourselves. Having those 10 weeks will ground us a lot more and let us be the people we once were before everything happened.”last_img read more

Interview with Admiral Edmundo González Robles, Chief Naval Officer of the Chilean Navy

first_img DIÁLOGO: What are the benefits and the lessons learned from participating in these exercises in association with other nations? Admiral Edmundo González Robles: Undoubtedly, the chief threat to maritime security today is activities linked to drug trafficking, which in Chile’s case still prefers to use terrestrial alternatives to reach its customers. In the area of national security, relations with our neighbors are always factors of care and concern, in which regard Chile is making ongoing efforts so that they may be overcome in time. DIÁLOGO: What role does the Chilean Navy have in maritime drug interdiction and how do the other branches of the Armed Forces and the security forces support it? Admiral González Robles: The Chilean Navy’s maritime authority has numerous legal foundations, all of which are part of the legal order of the Chilean state and provide the basis for the tasks it is responsible for carrying out as a maritime police force. Some of the legal supports related to maritime authority and the fight against drug trafficking have emanated from legislative initiatives of the state itself, in view of the need to provide police activity in the maritime sphere with the necessary legal framework. Nevertheless, other regulations have been incorporated into the national legal framework for carrying out these police activities, given the various international commitments the country has made in its ongoing interest in contributing to the fight against this illicit activity. As a result, maritime interdiction, understood for the national case as a role belonging to the maritime authority, is fully supported by the legal provisions applying to its activities in jurisdictional waters, as is the case of our territorial waters. The other branches of the Armed Forces, since they lack the relevant legal backing, do not have the power to participate in maritime interdiction activity, insofar as they do not form part of the maritime authority, nor, therefore, can they be considered a maritime police force. With regard to the security forces, the Carabineros and the Investigative Police, they could possibly participate, but only if, in accordance with the national legal order, a public prosecutor issues an order authorizing a police agent other than the maritime police force to participate in a particular operation. Finally, the Chilean state, as a party to the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and the Convention on the Law of the Sea, has signed bilateral agreements for the purpose of carrying out maritime interdiction procedures in non-territorial waters in cases of suspected drug trafficking. DIÁLOGO: Changing the subject, what is the chief security threat that Chile is facing today, in your opinion? Admiral Edmundo González Robles: EXPONAVAL’s success is based on several factors: it’s the first of its kind and the only one in Latin America. Its joint institutional structure, bringing together a private firm with expertise in events of this kind, which takes care of the business matters, and very committed sponsorship by the Chilean Navy, playing a major role in the organization and execution of the topical lectures, has been a determining factor in its success. A good international image of our Navy, we think, is a factor to consider. Admiral Edmundo González Robles: Even if this question has been relatively covered by the previous answer, it can be reaffirmed that these exercises have brought various benefits, with a transverse effect on all the levels of management that participate. On the political level, it has been understood that there exist new threats that cannot be compartmentalized, but on the contrary require international complementary efforts, and for this reason, navies with ocean-going capabilities (blue-water navies) are required; on the strategic level of the Armed Forces, although we’ve concentrated on the role of navies, there’s a greater consciousness every day that multi-agency action is also desirable and necessary, due to the danger and dynamism of the threats, something which creates possible scenarios for adding flexibility to the legal provisions in effect; on the operational level, as has already been said, there’s been a gain in interoperability, which encompasses both material aspects and, perhaps more importantly, procedures for attaining greater effectiveness. And finally, these exercises have enabled greater familiarity with one another among navies, from their authorities to their resources, which in the regional sphere has a considerable value for the sake of winning mutual trust, a factor that helps to consolidate peace, the Armed Forces’ primordial objective. DIÁLOGO: The United States and Chile have participated in numerous regional naval cooperation exercises, with PANAMAX being the largest. What benefit do these exercises have in the fight against regional threats? Admiral Edmundo González Robles: EXPONAVAL’s importance is that it provides a nearby showcase for Latin American navies where the technologies presented are oriented toward demands at similar levels. Internationally, it’s an opportunity for more developed defense industries to exhibit their available technologies, establish contact with authorities in countries of interest, and in some case, initiate actual contracts. In this regard, everyone benefits. EXPONAVAL has been gradually consolidating its position on the global naval defense calendar, due chiefly to its capacity to attract the highest regional authorities responsible for naval defense acquisitions and regularly bring together an ever-increasing number of firms of worldwide prestige. For the Navy, EXPONAVAL provides an important platform for promoting regional and international defense relationships and for the growth of associated maritime and naval industry. For this reason, we hope that the exhibition will grow and continue to be recognized as a stimulus for exchanging information on maritime industry subjects, enabling political authorities, official delegations, businesspeople, professional visitors, and our naval personnel to get to know the latest advances in related technologies. At the same time, we hope that through the planned lectures, EXPONAVAL will be recognized as a point of reference in Latin America, a place where the maritime and naval world comes to be updated on subjects related to the industry and its different developments, both in the area of management and legislation and in technologies as varied as those associated with the environment, the economy, energy use, and so many other aspects that will be present. We want to create what we’re calling the “Latin American maritime week,” with the participation of different actors from the international maritime and naval industry. Finally, this opportunity coincides with the year of the bicentennial of Chilean independence, something that in itself gives this new edition of the event a special character and prominence, making it a stage for displaying Chile’s capacity for recovery and strength after the earthquake and seaquake of 27 February 2010. Admiral Edmundo González Robles: Our Navy, in accord with the level of its country, has an institutional configuration enabling it to act in this role of maritime protection, in which it has shown itself to be effective and efficient; the maritime security component, which in other countries is an autonomous institution, like the Coast Guard (USA) or the Naval Prefecture (Argentina), in Chile’s case is part of the same institution entrusted with national defense, the Chilean Navy, but all within a legal framework that clearly differentiates the levels and controlling authorities. The case is that for any illicit maritime activity, the one who deals with it is the national maritime authority, which has assigned resources for its activities, and in the event that it needs complementary operational capabilities from the Navy, they’re requested from the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO): two differentiated roles with separate operational authorities (the Director-General of the Coast Guard and the Commander of Naval Operations), but one single institutional higher command (the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy), entrusted with administering their continuance and development. In the evolution of this role, there can be perceived a gradual and increasing interoperability with other civilian and police agencies that may have common interests with regard to some kind of threat coming from the sea, in both the national and the international sphere. So also, this evolution in the Navy’s development has been founded on a national project based on the concepts of deterrence and cooperation, as well as also on the strategy adopted by the Navy, based on developing the capacity to contribute to the national defense, ensure the normal course of maritime activities, among which transport is essential, and finally, international cooperation, in benefit of the country’s higher interests. In line with what I’ve mentioned, our national heritage, our marine resources, and in general, the maritime interests they generate are an ongoing concern, and it is for this reason that there exists a series of projects, completed and currently underway, such as the incorporation of helicopters, patrol boats, and launches, intended to protect and ensure the normality of the activities carried out. In this reality, maritime transport stands out, given that our nation’s prosperity and economic development are founded on the freedom of globalized trade, the pillar of which is this true uninterrupted flow, which reinforces the need to protect it beyond our borders. This last aspect is absolutely coherent with our institutional strategy. In effect, due to the extension, complexity, and particularities of the spaces where we should be fulfilling our mission, it’s imperative to further those trends that promote the achievement of international cooperative security in areas such as maritime vigilance, safeguarding human lives at sea, and joint training, to mention a few. These initiatives are additionally conducive to raising our standards of training and achieving a high operational return from the equipment incorporated, which brings us back to my initial words, since the result is a virtuous circle that generates the deterrent effect sought by the national strategic model and project, which as a whole, makes it possible to adequately meet the Navy’s challenges. DIÁLOGO: One of the issues discussed at the trade show was maritime protection. What is the Navy doing in this role today, and how do you see the evolution of this role? (technology, regional cooperation, peacekeeping, mine removal) DIÁLOGO: What is the importance of this trade show for this region and on the international level? Admiral Edmundo González Robles: In effect, the Chilean Navy, with the support of the Southern Command, was a pioneer in carrying out exercises of this kind, selecting Panama as an area of reference due to the major impact this important interoceanic passage has on Chilean trade. Chilean foreign trade is an important user of the Panama Canal, making Chile its fourth-largest customer if we consider the cargo originating in or bound for Chile that passes through the canal. The benefits have been multiple; from promoting greater interoperability with the participating navies to a greater conviction that the maritime threats of this globalized world require a multinational effort. It’s also in this way that these navies today understand and accept the concept of Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) as a very good foundation for our navies with regard to the political level. DIÁLOGO: This is the seventh year that the Naval Expo will take place. To what do you attribute its success? By Dialogo December 20, 2010last_img read more

The one leadership style that shuts people down

first_img 198SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Details It is no secret that the culture of your credit union can make or break your success.  A good culture can help differentiate you from competitors, help you keep talented employees and attract new ones, reach your growth goals more quickly and so much more.While developing an organizational culture can take years to see the fruits of your labor, it really can start with one person – you.  And if you manage people, there is one leadership style that I have seen that shuts down even your top-performing employees.  I call this type of leader the Culture Killer.  There tends to be one of these types of leaders in every credit union and, in a lot of instances, they are actually a really fun part of the team whom everyone loves personally.  But as a leader, they focus only on the negative.  What hasn’t been done.  How that person could have been better.  What wasn’t done the way you would have done it personally.  These types of behavior by themselves will kill your culture.  I have experienced this personally.  As a perfectionist and self-proclaimed over-achiever, I was always striving for the stars no matter what project I was working on or goal I was trying to hit.  But once I worked for someone who didn’t understand that being a good leader is being a person’s champion, and I felt very quickly like all this person cared about doing was finding things I was doing wrong so they could point them out to me.  Conversations often started with, “First of all, this is wrong,” even if I was asking about where we wanted to order lunch.  I was repeatedly questioned on why I did something a different way even though the end result was correct.  And over time, I noticed myself focusing more on how I could keep this person off my back and less on how I could do a good job in my position.  I stopped being a great employee.  I stopped taking pride in what I was doing because I was so stressed out about keeping my boss happy.  Leadership is an art, and becoming a good leader is just like starting a physical training program; it requires consistent use of a bunch of different muscles and a lot of practice to become fit.  Don’t just see your subordinates as a list of things you asked them to do.  Remember first and foremost that they are human beings.  Recognize the good in what they are doing.  Show them you care about them.  Give them the chance to screw up sometimes because those are the best learning experiences.  Help them get better by clearly communicating your expectations beforehand, and showing them how what they did could be even better next time.  last_img read more

The Killing Season: A&E Series Investigates Long Island Serial Killer Case

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Filmmakers unearthed previously unreported information about the unsolved Long Island Serial Killer case in The Killing Season, a new documentary series—and its creators hope it will help advance the ongoing investigation.The documentarians tracked down one of the victim’s boyfriends, who gave a rare interview shedding new light on one aspect of the case. And while weeding through internet speculation, they found evidence that someone using a local law enforcement agency’s computer posted online the identity of a sworn officer that the user suggested was the killer.“A lot of this wasn’t necessarily to find the killer, but to weed away the speculation,” said Josh Zeman, who teamed up with fellow documentarian Rachel Mills in the series. “Why was there so much speculation? Because there was so little transparency from law enforcement. And the one time we need transparency from law enforcement is when there’s a serial killer on the loose.”The series’ debut comes less than a month before the sixth anniversary of police discovering the first of 10 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway in Gilgo Beach and neighboring beaches. Police have identified six of the victims, who were found to be sex workers, but have neither made any arrests nor officially named a suspect. Police also do not believe Shannan Gilbert, who authorities were looking for when they found the remains, was murdered, although her family disagrees.The case was also recently subject of the two-hour series debut of the new Investigation Discovery series People Magazine Investigates, which revisits high-profile unsolved crimes nationwide, although that show simply rehashed the facts of the LISK case for a national audience without any new revelations.In The Killing Season, besides interviewing the victims’ loved ones and local journalists—including this reporter—filmmakers rely heavily on members of Websleuths, an online community of amateur detectives dedicated to helping police solve mysteries. The series also explores parallels between the LISK case and the so-called Eastbound Strangler, who killed four sex workers in Atlantic City, as well as other unsolved serial murder cases nationwide. LISK is featured prominently in the first, second and eighth episodes.“They are connected, just not in the way we might all think,” said Zeman.The series explores how police agencies routinely fail to share information with one another, as evident by the notoriously under-utilized Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP), an FBI database designed to help catch America’s most violent offenders. Or, more specifically to the case at hand, how disgraced Suffolk Police Chief James Burke, who was recently sentenced to federal prison for corruption, refused to let the FBI help solve the Gilgo case.Such revelations may be eye-opening to viewers accustomed the fact that investigators have warrantless access to private citizen’s personal information, buttressing the widespread belief that crimes can be solved in a half hour like on TV.“There are more broken systems at play than people ever knew,” Mills said. “It’s extremely fractured. And I feel like most of us are completely unaware of that fact.”The eight-episode season of Killing Season debuts with back-to-back episodes 9 p.m. Saturday on A&E.last_img read more

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